I am currently working as R&D engineer in Siri Speech Team at Apple. Before that I was a PhD student at ILCC, University of Edinburgh. During my PhD, I worked on Incremental Natural Language Parsing using Neural Networks under the supervision of Prof. Mark Steedman. My research interests are natural language parsing and syntax based machine translation and speech recognition. I am also interested in Cognitive Science, IE and IR.

I interned at Apple Siri Speech team from Jun-Sep, 2015.

I did my dual degree (B.Tech + MS by Research) from IIIT - Hyderabad. My main work was on dependency parsing and automatic error detection in treebanks. I have explored many novel approaches for both of these tasks as part of my MS thesis. Title of my MS thesis is Hindi Dependency Parsing and Treebank Validation.

I worked at Language Technologies Research Center (LTRC), under the guidance of Prof. Rajeev Sangal , and Dr. Dipti Misra Sharma. I also closely worked with Prof. Joakim Nivre , Prof. Bipin Indurkhya and Mr. Samar Husain. I worked as Research Assistant and also as project assistant for Hindi/Urdu treebanking project at LTRC. I worked as Software Engineer in Parsing Team at FactSet Research Systems, Hyderabad, India from March 2011 to August 2012.

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Research and Teaching Experience

Academic Service

  • Reviewer : CL (2015), EMNLP 2015, CoNLL 2015, VSM 2015, ICON (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014)

  • Secondary Reviewer : LREV (2015), COLING 2010

  • Student Volunteer : NAACL 2015, ICON (2009, 2010)

  • Co-organizer : ML-for-NLP Reading Group (2014-2015), Language @ Edinburgh Lunch (2013-2014)

  • Co-organizer : Tools contest on Indian Language dependency parsing ICON 2010, ICON 2009

Extra Circular Activities

  • Gave Bhangra Dance performances as part of Edinburgh Bhangra Crew.
  • Volunteer (2007-2008) and Co-ordinator (2008-2010) of Ashakiran, a non-profit organization aimed at teaching under-privileged kids in our locality
  • Team member of Samvedhana, platform aimed at providing websites and funds for needy NGOs.
  • Gave a classical dance performance in our college cultural fest Felicity-08.
  • Volunteered for R&D Showcase in our institute.